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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, November 22, 2003

Wilkes Wins 2003 Blue Jay Classic, 110-94 over Thomas More; Etown Wins Consolation Game, 88-78 over Adrian

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Wilkes (2-0) won the 2003 Elizabethtown Sprint Blue Jay Classic tournament title with a 110-94 win over Thomas More (1-1) in the championship game Saturday, while host Elizabethtown (1-1) downed Adrian (0-2) 88-78 in the consolation game.

John Yanniello (Old Forge, PA/Old Forge) of Wilkes was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and John Sclafani (Brooklyn, NY/Xavier) also made the all-tournament team from Wilkes. Thomas More placed two representatives on the all-tournament team, Chad Wachs (Park Hills, KY) and Chris Thompson (Ft. Wright, KY). Etown's Kyle Conrad (Shillington, PA/Governor Mifflin) and Adrian's Brian Schaefer (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) also made the all-tournament team.

In the consolation game, Etown stormed out to a 45-22 lead over Adrian by halftime and held on for the win in the second half. Conrad led the Blue Jays in scoring with just 13 points, as all 16 players on the Elizabethtown roster got in the game and scored at least two points. Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) added 12 points, and Ben Tannous (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) scored 11 points, including an eight-for-eight performance from the free throw line, as Etown's only other double-digit scorers. Jim Barron (Tamaqua, PA/Tamaqua) had seven assists to lead the Blue Jays, and Etown's leading rebounders were Dan Keane (Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin East) and Darryl Brown (Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin), who had five each. Brown also led Etown in steals with four.

Adrian's leading scorer was Schaefer with 28 points and a team high of five assists. Billy Collins (Jackson, MI/Kalamazoo CC) came off the bench to score 17 points for Adrian, and the Bulldogs' leading rebounder was Jeff Nokovich (Burton, MI/Burton Bendle) with seven. Adrian committed 24 turnovers in the game, and Elizabethtown turned the ball over 21 times. There were also 43 personal fouls in the game and a total of 54 free throws.

In the championship game, Yanniello scored 24 points and had five assists to lead the Colonels past Thomas More. Mike Morgan (Taylor, PA/Riverside) added 21 points, and Sclafani had 18 points and a team high of nine assists for Wilkes. Wachs was Thomas More's leading scorer with 17 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight, and the Saints put six players in double figures in scoring. Wachs also led the saints in assists with five.

Thomas More committed 30 fouls over the course of the game and had four players foul out. Wilkes committed 25 fouls and had one player foul out, and between the two teams, 66 free throws were taken in the championship game.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road against local rival Franklin & Marshall Tuesday, November 25 in a 7:30 p.m. game.

11/22/03 1:00 p.m. at Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 88, ADRIAN COLLEGE 78
ADRIAN COLLEGE (0-2)

Brian Schaefer 11-22 2-5 28; Billy Collins 7-16 3-5 17; Anthony Thornton 2-5 3-5 9; Jeff Nokovich 2-7 3-3 8; Mark Bohlen 3-8 1-2 8; Phil Tennant 1-1 0-0 2; Earl Ingram 1-1 0-0 2; Adam Novak 0-2 2-2 2; Andy Kubish 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 16-24 78.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (1-1)
Kyle Conrad 6-9 0-1 13; Jon Connor 4-11 0-1 12; Ben Tannous 1-3 8-8 11; Graham Smith 2-2 3-4 8; Dan Keane 2-4 2-3 6; Ian Daecher 3-4 0-0 6; Derrick Washington 3-4 0-1 6; Andrew Flynn 2-5 1-2 5; Darryl Brown 2-4 0-0 4; Greg Adams 1-6 2-2 4; Brad Schreiber 2-2 0-0 4; Jim Barron 0-1 2-2 2; Brian Schreiber 0-1 2-2 2; Chris D'Emilio 0-2 2-2 2; Cameron Norris 1-1 0-0 2; Andrew Kadjeski 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 29-61 23-30 88.
Adrian College................ 22 56 - 78
Elizabethtown College......... 45 43 - 88

3-point goals-Adrian College 8-28 (Brian Schaefer 4-11; Anthony Thornton 2-4; Jeff Nokovich 1-4; Mark Bohlen 1-4; Andy Kubish 0-2; Billy Collins 0-3), Elizabethtown College 7-16 (Jon Connor 4-7; Graham Smith 1-1; Ben Tannous 1-3; Kyle Conrad 1-3; Greg Adams 0-1; Chris D'Emilio 0-1). Fouled out--Adrian College-Brian Schaefer; Anthony Thornton, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Adrian College 35 (Jeff Nokovich 7), Elizabethtown College 45 (Dan Keane 5; Darryl Brown 5). Assists-Adrian College 15 (Brian Schaefer 5), Elizabethtown College 18 (Jim Barron 7). Total fouls-Adrian College 23, Elizabethtown College 20. A-150

11/22/03 3:25 p.m. at Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
WILKES UNIVERSITY 110, THOMAS MORE COLLEGE 94
WILKES UNIVERSITY (2-0)

John Yanniello 6-10 11-13 24; Mike Morgan 7-15 2-2 21; John Sclafani 3-4 10-11 18; Dave Plisko 6-8 0-1 14; Phil Bonczewski 4-8 2-4 10; Rashawn Pressley 4-7 0-2 8; Evan Walters 3-4 0-1 6; Ryan Milford 2-4 1-2 5; Joe Dorzinsky 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 37-63 26-36 110.
THOMAS MORE COLLEGE (1-1)
Chad Wachs 5-9 7-11 17; Josh Couch 5-10 2-2 13; Andrae Woodard 4-6 3-4 12; Craig Russell 5-8 2-3 12; Marcus Johnson 3-9 4-4 11; Chris Thompson 4-10 2-2 11; R.K. Thurman 3-5 1-1 7; Paul Hardy 2-4 0-0 5; Ben Brown 1-1 2-2 5; Will Adams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-63 24-30 94.
Wilkes University............. 54 56 - 110
Thomas More College........... 43 51 - 94

3-point goals-Wilkes University 10-20 (Mike Morgan 5-11; Dave Plisko 2-3; John Sclafani 2-3; John Yanniello 1-3), Thomas More College 6-17 (Chris Thompson 1-4; Marcus Johnson 1-2; Josh Couch 1-4; Ben Brown 1-1; Paul Hardy 1-2; Andrae Woodard 1-3; Will Adams 0-1). Fouled out--Wilkes University-Evan Walters, Thomas More College-Chris Thompson; Craig Russell; Chad Wachs; Andrae Woodard. Rebounds-Wilkes University 35 (Phil Bonczewski 5; Dave Plisko 5; John Sclafani 5), Thomas More College 33 (Chad Wachs 8; Craig Russell 8). Assists-Wilkes University 24 (John Sclafani 9), Thomas More College 18 (Chad Wachs 5). Total fouls-Wilkes University 25, Thomas More College 30. A-80